SMI Postgraduate Conference 2016

15-16 January, 2016


Call for Papers 


Ninth Annual SMI Postgraduate Students’ Conference

The Ninth Annual Society for Musicology Ireland (SMI) Postgraduate Students’ Conference will be hosted by Trinity College, Dublin on 15–16 January, 2016.

The conference committee invites proposals from potential contributors in all areas of postgraduate musical study (Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, Performance, Music Pedagogy, Composition, and Music Technology). Abstracts should clearly describe the subject of the presentation, relevant research questions, and/or artistic goals.

In addition to traditional paper sessions (20-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes discussion), the conference will include ‘lightning’ papers (up to 10 minutes) for new presenters, including masters and advanced undergraduates. The conference may also include a poster session and/or installation. There will be a concert on the first day and a Careers Forum on the second.

To submit a proposal, please send an email attachment (.doc or .docx or .pdf) to that includes the following information:


  • Title of paper/ poster presentation/ sound installation
  • Indication of paper length (full or lightning)
  • Abstract (maximum 250 words)
  • Full name, contact details, and institutional affiliation
  • Short bio (maximum 150 words)
  • List of audiovisual and other requirements (data projector, CD/DVD player, OHP, piano, etc.)


The deadline for receipt of proposals is Thursday 15 October, 2015.

Selected presenters will be notified by 16 November 2015. The committee will endeavor to give feedback to applicants whose proposals are not chosen. The conference programme will be available when registration opens on 7 December 2015.